Verstovia Trail and Swan Lake Visit

With the forecast calling for rain, I was a little surprised to see some sunshine with partly to mostly cloudy skies this morning. As the day went on, the clouds thickened up, and we did eventually experience a pretty good drizzle later in the afternoon. With more than a week since the last time Rowan … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #138 – Stephan Bethune

Download Radio Show The August 20th show featured a conversation with Stephan Bethune, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Area Biologist for Sitka/Game Management Unit 4. (Conversation starts at 3 minutes in.) If you have questions or observations you want to share, please feel free to leave a comment here or on the page I’ve … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #137 – Kate Mohatt (encore)

Download Radio Show The August 6th show featured an encore of a conversation with Kate Mohatt. Recorded back in Fall 2014, the conversation was originally featured on a show the following summer. Kate is an ecologist with the USFS on the Chugach National forest, and has been one of the coordinators for fungus festivals at … Read more

Change of Month, Change of Weather

After at least two months of mostly gray days, it looks like we may yet get an extended stretch of somewhat sunnier and warmer (into the upper 60s) weather. Although I have ideas about how to take advantage of such weather, I’ll not get my plans too set up, as previous forecasts for multiple days … Read more